Matthew 6:28

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow: they toile not, neither doe they spinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And why are you troubled about clothing? See the flowers of the field, how they come up; they do no work, they make no thread:
- Basic English Bible

And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin;
- Darby Bible

And why are ye anxious for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow? they toil not, neither do they spin?
- Webster's Bible

And why be anxious about clothing? Learn a lesson from the wild lilies. Watch their growth. They neither toil nor spin,
- Weymouth Bible

Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin,
- World English Bible

And of clothing what ben ye bisye? Biholde ye the lilies of the feeld, how thei wexen. Thei trauelen not, nether spynnen;
- Wycliffe Bible

and about clothing why are ye anxious? consider well the lilies of the field; how do they grow? they do not labour, nor do they spin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:28


Mt 6:28 Consider the lilies. While the lilies do not toil or spin, they do their work, draw up sustenance from the earth, and drink in the dew, rain and sunbeams. So we are to do our appointed work. It we do this, trusting in God, he will supply all our needs.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • BSP
    Verse 10 shows the subjects we should make a priority in our prayers.
  • A disciple
    Dear Sister Thelma; It is a comfort like healing balm to read good words like yours! While so many times I am compelled to answer, reprove, rebuke and correct, many misled and obstinate who have set themselves to oppose and contradict the truth of the Glad Tidings; the good and wholesome words of the Saints are like cold waters to a thirsty soul, and so timely! The LORD bless and keep you!
  • Thelma Denson
    I read the bible to get my life right which I already pray the pray. God is a good and this chapter is a good one.
  • BettG
    A Disciple: Jesus made friends, then he made disciples of those friends ................
  • Steve morrow
    ***LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore --- and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before THE SON OF MAN *** 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power
  • A disciple
    Jot; Just in case there are actually multitudes of sincere Believers with good and honest hearts; who really do think deeply about WHAT they pray; don't you think it might be a "little" arrogant to presume that praying the "Our Father" is heathen repetition? Leading the Assembly in prayer of the very words of our Lord is a good thing! Maybe you need to start praying, instead of attacking prayer.

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